About the Council

Political Composition

We have 60 elected councillors. There are currently 39 Labour, 10 Conservative, 5 Middleton Independents 5, 3 Liberal Democrats, Labour and Co-operative 3. The Labour Group has control of the council. The Leader of the Council is Councillor Neil Emmott.

Councillors are elected by residents and responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent. They represent views and opinions of individuals and help those with difficulties that the council can help solve.